Category Archives: Tropicals

Ficus elastica ‘Tineke’

Rubber Trees Plant

Requires bright in direct light.  Keep soil evenly moist- do not over water.   Fertilize once a month in spring and summer.  Plants like to be pot bound.  Re-pot in the spring when needed.

Aphelandra squarrosa

Zebra Plant

Requires bright in direct light.  Soil needs to stay moist- not wet and not dry.  Fertilize with balanced houseplant fertilizer every two weeks in the spring and summer.  Re-pot in the spring each year.  These plants require a high humidity.

Cactus

Cactus

Westland carries hundreds of varieties of cactus!  Large plants for a dramatic statement or small starts- you will find a cactus for your space.  Cactus requires direct- bright light.  Water and fertilize in the spring and summer.  Let cactus dry out in the winter for a dormancy stage.  If you have a humid home the cactus will not need watering between November and March.  If your home is dry- you will want to water every 6 weeks.

Begonia rex cultorum

Rex Begonia

Place in a full to part shade location.  Medium water needs.  Allow soil to dry out between watering.  Fertilize in spring and summer.

Justicia brandegeeana

Shrimp Plant

Requires full sun to partial shade.  Water when soil is dry.  Can be a patio specimen during the summer.  Fertilize in the spring and summer.  Continuous bloomer.

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Prefers cooler areas with indirect light.  Water when needed- not on the crown.  Pinch off the dead blooms.   Plant will need to go into dormancy during the summer for tuber to re-bloom- let soil dry and store in cool, dark place until September- re-pot in new soil fertilize and the tuber will start to awaken in time for winter blooms.

Cycas revoluta

Sago Palm

Bright light- can handle moderate light but prefers brighter light.  Plant must dry out between watering.  Very slow grower.

Dracaena marginata

Heart Shaped Dracaena

Thrives in bright indirect light.  Protect from drafts and direct sun.  Plant in loamy, well drained soil.  Keep moist in spring and summer- lessen watering in the winter months.